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Collection Reference Number GLC05140.03
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1870s 
Title Collection of loose cyanotypes, Calhoun, Ala., mostly black students
Date ca. 1870s-1900s
Author Riley, Richard (fl. 1895-1905)  
Document Type Photograph
Content Description The images derive from the Calhoun Industrial School, founded by the Hampton (Va.) Institute. Most appear to be circa 1895-1905 (based on when Riley worked at Hampton). The images were taken by Richard Riley. The images show young black students of both sexes (most men wearing school uniforms -- surplus federal uniforms given to the schools) and black sharecroppers. The Calhoun School was a social experiment in which local plantations were purchased and land distributed to local blacks. See GLC 5140.02 Album
Subjects Reform  African American History  Education  Women's History  Uniforms  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  
People Riley, Richard (fl. 1895-1905)  
Place written Calhoun, Alabama
Theme African Americans; Education; Agriculture; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Related documents Album of approx. 250 cyanotypes of African-Americans, at Calhoun, Ala.